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Apr 27, 2014 7:00pm PDT
. in germany, violence against jews was escalating, and the infamous munich agreement paved the way for hitler's armies to march unopposed into czechoslovakia. in london, nicholas winton had been following events and knew that refugees fleeing the nazis were in dire straits. he went to czechoslovakia to see if there was anything he could do to help. what's strange is that, for almost 50 years, he hardly told anyone about what he had accomplished, and for 50 years, the children knew nothing about who had saved them or how. we begin on october 1, 1938. nazi troops marched into the sudetenland, the german-speaking region of czechoslovakia. prague, the czech capital, was flooded with desperate people trying to escape. a fortunate few were able to send their children abroad. these parents, mostly czech jews, sensed war was coming and wanted to get their children out. by chance, a cameraman filmed a man holding a boy, a 29 year-old londoner. his name-- nicholas winton. >> nicholas winton: all i knew was that the people that i met couldn't get out. and they were looking of ways of at least
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